Duck Nest

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Duck Nest

A place to find your balance.

In an effort to make Duck Nest programming available to students during this time of social distancing, we are making our programs available for streaming and on-demand. Please check this site often as we are adding programming weekly!
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Promoting Self-Care and Balance Virtually

The Duck Nest helps you develop self-care and life-balance strategies related to stress, nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. During this time of remote education and physical distancing, the Duck Nest is here for you. We want to provide you with resources from within the UO community and beyond. We've divided these into eight different dimensions of wellness.

 

 

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Take Care of your Body

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Learn from Other Students

Peers Helping Peers

Peer Wellness Advocates are change agents in their communities, act as liaisons to campus wellness services, and create and implement student-driven wellness programs.

Our Peer Wellness Advocates also offer one-on-one support services for the UO student community, including SNAP enrollment assistance, or simply time to check in about whatever is going on in your life.

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Now Recruiting Peer Wellness Advocates for 2021–2022

Are you interested in joining a collaborative team of student volunteers to promote wellness on campus? Are you interested in learning more about public health models? Do you like dynamic environments where you can work on different projects and events? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Duck Nest is looking for YOU! Peer Wellness Advocates are students who are interested in helping promote wellness and general well-being on our campus. Being a Peer Wellness Advocate involves being a resource for students by staffing the center for a two-hour shift each week and being part of an outreach group that focuses on a specific topic. Applications are open from January 4–29, 2021.

Apply to be a Peer Wellness Advocate

Want to know more? Email our current Peer Wellness Advocates and learn how you can get involved.

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YouTube DuckNest Playlist Items

Jan 21
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)10:00 a.m.

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem...
January 11–March 12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem they'd like to talk through, or simply wanting to talk with an understanding person then this is the opportunity for you. This isn't counseling, but rather a space to talk with a fellow student and someone who understands what you are going through.

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're also have virtual options listed on our calendly page. If these times do not work you can always email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to set up a time.

Jan 21
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)noon

Come to the Duck Nest's virtual office hours to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security...
January 7–March 11

Come to the Duck Nest's virtual office hours to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

 

WEDNESDAY 11-12:30: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93505613716

THURSDAY 12-2: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/94665697348

 

Jan 21
Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)2:00 p.m.

Most of us are affected by the change in seasons – it is normal to feel more cheerful and energetic when the sun is shining and the days are longer, or to find that you eat...
January 21 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Most of us are affected by the change in seasons – it is normal to feel more cheerful and energetic when the sun is shining and the days are longer, or to find that you eat more or sleep longer in winter. We get to live in a magical place that is green and captivating year round; however during winter time the rain that keeps Oregon green can affect us in different ways. Many students struggle to find the will power it takes to be a successful student when we are away from the sun. Maybe it is you or someone you are close to, in this workshop we will describes the symptoms and the different types of treatment available for SAD. We will also identify coping skills and ways in which we can take better take care of ourselves and others and what friends and family can do to help during the winter blues. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Jan 21
Introduction to Rudra Meditation7:00 p.m.

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform...
January 7–March 18

Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart. 

Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Please have your cameras on if you are able and find a space in your homes that have minimal distraction. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88466719052?pwd=YzZCdzZrRzZKUWJiUFBtY0c1N1dhZz09

Jan 22
Weekly Walking Group11:00 a.m.

Join the Duck Nest every Friday from 11am-12pm for our walking group! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and socialize while staying physically distant. We...
January 15–March 12
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Meet by the Craft Center gates (by the O Lawn)

Join the Duck Nest every Friday from 11am-12pm for our walking group!

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and socialize while staying physically distant. We have fun themes every week ranging from yoga to gratitude, silent discos and existential topics, picnics and crafting and more! 

We’ll meet and end at the Craft Center gates every week. Masks are required, and we will be adhering to physical distancing guidelines, staying at least 6 feet away from each other.

Jan 25
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (In Person)11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too! You...
January 11–March 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to let us know and set up a time

Jan 26
Movement and Meditationnoon

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others. This...
October 6 2020–March 16 2021

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others.

This is a core workout for resilience, care of the spirit and emotional fitness. Attention paid to elements of the season and our relationship with the planet.

Join us and plug into the power of slowing down.

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine. Mary Ann talks more about slowing down, particularly during winter time in her blog: http://www.maryannpetersen.com/?p=2844

Jan 26
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)5:00 p.m.

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra...
January 12–March 10

If you are craving social connection and want to chat with a friendly peer, check out Peer Wellness Chit Chats. Our Peer Wellness Advocates are volunteers with a little extra training in campus resources and college student wellness who can talk with you about anything you want. Many people utilize Chit Chats to talk about feelings of loneliness, difficulty adjusting to college life, and so much more!

TUESDAYS 5:00- 6:30PM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/4441491614

WEDNESDAYS 12:30-2:00PM : https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/5564752226

Jan 27
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop2:00 p.m.

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.
January 6–March 10

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to attend this weekly, free workshop.

Jan 28
Imposter Syndrome2:00 p.m.

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college...
January 28 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college students. In this workshop, students will learn about how imposter syndrome works, strategies for increasing confidence, and ways to reduce self-doubt. This workshop is open to UO students, staff, and faculty.

What We Offer
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Yoga
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Mental well-being workshops
  • Wellness presentations

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Duck Nest Hours

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Contact the Duck Nest
Erb Memorial Union, Room 041
(Ground level of EMU near Campus Copy)

Connect with Us

Does your group want to learn more about stress management, relaxation, nutrition, sexual health, or suicide prevention? Our team is working hard to make each of our workshops available on demand. Check back to see what’s available.

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